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1474 Ephestia unicolorella

Staudinger, 1881

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Ephestia unicolorella (Adult)

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Callow Hill, Worcs.

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1474 Ephestia unicolorella

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62.065 BF1474
Ephestia unicolorella

Staudinger, 1881

Wingspan 14-20 mm.

Unlike most of its congeners, this species is not a pest of dried foods in warehouses and kitchens, and occurs out-of-doors, most probably feeding on dried leaves and other plant matter.

It is relatively scarce, and occurs in southern England, flying between June and September, when it can be attracted to light.

The nominate subspecies occurs in southern Europe, and those occurring in Britain are of the subspecies unicolorella.

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